BARUCH COLLEGE
The City University of New York
EMERGENCY HANDBOOK

MEDICAL

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and be prepared to give as much information about the emergency as possible

If victim is conscious, obtain information about the injury or medical history
Stay with the victim(s) until Emergency Personnel arrive
Maintain safety until help arrives
Do not attempt to move an injured person
Keep other people away from the scene
Avoid physical contact with blood or other body fluids
If exposed to body fluids wash affected area with soap and water as soon as possible and report your exposure to Emergency Personnel

  

SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and be prepared to give as much information about the emergency as possible
Ensure that the person is not left alone
Stay with the person until Emergency Personnel arrive
Keep other people away from the scene
Do not handle weapons, containers or other possible evidence  

 

MENTAL HEALTH SITUATION

If a member of the Baruch Community is experiencing a psychological crisis during normal business hours, the first response should be to call the Office of Public Safety (3333) to alert them of the situation and the need to take the individual to the Counseling Center for evaluation.

If the individual is unwilling to go to the center and deteriorates such that they are apparently not responsible for their actions or constitute a threat to themselves or others, campus police officers should call the 911 emergency hotline.

Once the call has been made to 911 and campus police officers are controlling the scene, all non-essential personnel should leave the area and return to their normal duties unless otherwise instructed by police officers.

Before Emergency Personnel arrive, make every effort to determine the person's identity and status as staff or student.

If the individual is a student , contact the Office of the Dean of Students (646-312-4570) to advise them of the individual's condition and circumstances.

If the individual is a staff or faculty member , contact the Office of Human Resources (646-660-6590) to advise them of the individual's condition and circumstances.

 

BLOOD PRECAUTIONS

Treat all blood or bodily fluids as potentially infectious
Provide medical treatment only if you have been trained to do so
If available, use gloves, mouthpieces, or other personal protective equipment
Help an injured person in ways that do not expose you to blood

If exposed:

 

IMMINENT CRIMES

HOSTAGE SITUATION

If you see a situation,move people away from the area of concern.
Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.
Lock all doors and windows and close blinds.
Account for as many people as possible.
Stay put unless instructed otherwise.
Wait for instructions.
Allow only Emergency Personnel into the building.

If you are taken hostage:

Refrain from discussing the incident with bystanders or the media.  

Please communicate all information to Public Safety at extension 3333 to help them fully respond to the incident.  

Some statements to the media may adversely affect the serving of justice; therefore all public statements will be coordinated through the office of Public Relations. 

 

ASSAULT SITUATION

Report all rumors of impending violence to Public Safety at 3333.
Assess your role - is it safe to get involved or not.

If you deem that it is safe to get involved:

 

WEAPONS SITUATION

If you are being threatened try to remain calm and move to a safe location.
Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.
If you see an intruder with a weapon:

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

A suspicious person is defined as anyone on the grounds or in the building who does not seem to be of college age, looks out of place, or appears to pose a potential safety threat.

If you deem it safe, greet the person and offer help.
If you deem it unsafe:

 

THREATENING BEHAVIOR

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.
Be prepared to give as much information as possible, description of person(s) involved, where they are, what is going on, what you think the extent of the threat is.
Assure the safety of other students/staff/visitors.
Assess your role - is it safe to get involved or not ?
If you deem that it is safe to get involved:

If you deem that it is unsafe to get involved:

 

BOMB THREAT

Take all bomb threats seriously
Use bomb threat checklist
Keep caller on the line as long as possible
Do not transfer call
Do not interrupt the caller
Immediately after hanging-up call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line
Do not touch or approach unusual or suspicious objects
Follow the specific directions of the Bomb Squad or the Police
Provide information about objects and articles in the area
If there is any indication of imminent danger such as a suspicious object, etc., evacuate the area immediately after notifying the Public Safety Office
While awaiting further instructions from the Public Safety Director, assign all available staff to search the floor for suspicious objects
If any objects are found, DO NOT TOUCH - evacuate immediately and once out of the area notify Public Safety
SEE EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS  

BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST

QUESTIONS TO ASK

EXACT WORDING OF THE THREAT
Sex of caller_____ Race_______________
Age______ Length of Call_____________
Number at which call received__________
Time___________ Date_______________
If the voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?

REPORT CALL IMMEDIATELY
CALL 911

Date:_______________________________
Name:______________________________
Position:____________________________
Phone Number:_______________________

THREAT LANGUAGE
___well spoken (educated)      ___incoherent
___foul                         ___taped
___message read by threat maker

REMARKS:
CALLER'S VOICE
___calm                        ___nasal
___angry                       ___stutter
___excited                    ___lisp
___slow                        ___raspy
___slurred                     ___deep
___soft                         ___rapid
___loud                         ___accent
___laughter                   ___crying
___normal
___distinct
___familiar
___whispered
___clearing throat
___deep breathing
___cracking voice 

BACKGROUND SOUNDS
___street                       ___factory
___voices                      ___clear
___music                       ___static
___motor                      ___local
___crockery
___PA system
___house noises
___office machinery
___animal noises
___factory machinery
___long distance
___booth
___cellular phone
___other

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

FIRE/FIRE ALARM

If a fire is discovered, pull the building fire alarm and evacuate (see evacuation for instructions).   The bright red pull boxes usually are located adjacent to fire exit stairs or elevator banks.

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and give the following information
--- Condition (fire, smoke, etc.), specific location (building address, floor and area on the floor) and your name and location.

Remain at that location to direct Public Safety personnel, Floor Warden(s), Searchers or Fire Department, unless your safety is in jeopardy.

Close all doors on the floor and use the fire extinguisher to contain or extinguish the fire only if the fire is small.

Never let the fire get between you and an exit.
When you hear the fire alarm, remain calm and evacuate immediately to the nearest stairwell and await further instructions.
If necessary, exit through the nearest fire exit using all available doors and exit the building.

Assist those needing special help.
Do not stop for belongings.
Never use an elevator during an evacuation.
Faculty members --- if a fire or smoke condition exists while you are conducting a class, direct the students to the nearest Fire Exit.
Faculty/Staff members will assist the Fire Wardens in the evacuation of students by directing them to the nearest Fire Exit.
Fire Wardens have specific duties to ascertain the location of the fire, report it to the NY Fire Department [(9-911)] and Public Safety (3333), direct the evacuation, keep the Fire Command Station informed of the evacuation procedures.   The most critical areas for immediate evacuation are the fire floor and the floor immediately above, evacuate two or more levels below the fire floor (the complete evacuation of the building is not always necessary and congestion in the stairways can often cause more injuries than a fire).
Searchers should monitor the entire floor for stragglers, paying special attention to lavatories.
Report missing students and unattached students to Emergency Personnel.
Report injuries and damage to Emergency Personnel.
Wait at the assembly area until further instructed.
Fire officials are fully in charge and will determine when re-entry is possible.

 

SEVERE WEATHER

Remain calm
Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or on a cell phone or land line at 646-660-3333 or 646-312-3333 if you have an emergency situation to report.
Stay away from windows.
Depending on the situation, evacuate or remain in place.
If you stay indoors; take cover under desks and tables, against inside walls, under doorways or in interior hallways if necessary.
Attend to other safety issues as they arise.

 

POWER OUTAGE

Shut off switches to as many electrical items as possible before leaving.
This includes lights, appliances, room air conditioners, heaters, televisions, etc.
This will assist in restoring electricity when the system comes back on-line.
Secure any hazardous materials or processes.

Use clear, safe escape routes and exits and proceed to the nearest outside safe assembly location shown on the evacuation map or to a location ordered by University officials or emergency response personnel.

Help persons in darkened work areas move to safety.   Where applicable, assist other persons requiring evacuation assistance to get to designated areas for evacuation assistance.
Unless imminent life-threatening conditions exist or otherwise directed by University officials, transporting of these individuals up or down stairwells shall be avoided, but shall be carried out by trained or emergency personnel only.

All personnel should report to lobby of Newman Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Ave.).
Building has emergency power throughout and there are bathroom facilities that can be used.

While evacuation is taking place, elevators in all buildings will be checked by building engineers for trapped personnel.

Do not return to an evacuated building until directed by University officials.   Department Heads and designated Building Coordinators shall await further instructions via available telephone or radio communications.   If the outage occurs at the end of the workday, directions may be received that personnel may leave the University.

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or on a cell phone or land line at 646-660-3333 or 646-312-3333.
Report materials leaking or odors - describe amount, color, odor, etc.
Call B&G at 646-660-6630 also to report the spill.
Avoid contact with materials.
If someone is incapacitated because of hazardous material exposure, DO NOT go into affected area to help.
You may become the next victim.
Remove unaffected people from the area.
Stay upwind from the affected area
Evacuate if   you can do so safely

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEMBERS
October 2007

        Secondary Notifications( If needed, the following people will be notified)

 

EVACUATION

EVACUATION - GENERAL

Evacuation - for when conditions outside are safer than inside